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“One of my favourite places in Melbourne”
Review of Block Arcade

Block Arcade
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US$52.45*
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Half-Day Melbourne City Laneways and Arcades Tour with Queen Victoria Market...
Ranked #10 of 410 things to do in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Voted #8 of 323 things to do and see in Melbourne by Tripadvisor and winning the 2015 Travellers' Choice Award, join us on a personalised guided walk through one of Melbourne's most grand and historic landmarks,The Block Arcade. Built in 1892 and modelled on the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele in Milan, The Block Arcade is a heritage listed shopping arcade situated on Melbourne's Golden Mile and home to the largest mosaic floor in the southern hemisphere, its magnificent glass dome and the iconic Hopetoun Tearooms. Suitable for all ages, a guided walk through the Arcade will take you on a historical journey back to the early days of the Colony and a glimpse into Melbourne's rich and colourful history. Venture upstairs, which is not accessible to the general public, as you view the Arcade from its many windows and causeway. Tours run twice a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays. 11am - 12pm at $15 p/p 2 - 3.30pm at $22 p/p and includes a Devonshire afternoon tea. For groups of more than 8, prior arrangements can be made for alternative times/days.
Launceston, Australia
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32 reviews
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“One of my favourite places in Melbourne”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Love the Block Arcade. It's just beautiful. Always try to have breakfast or a coffee somewhere in the Block Arcade when I am in Melbourne. It's a must see!

Visited June 2014
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Swan Hill, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Classic!”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Beautifully preserved part of Melbournes history with great shops as well. Worth a visit just to walk through and see the architecture.

Visited June 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Heated for your comfort”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Loved the different cafes and retail areas to wander thru. Staff so very welcoming and happy to assist.

Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Tucked away”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Great selection of shops and one of the best cake shops in Melbourne. Always thought it's was bigger then not was

Visited May 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A fun place to visit.”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This delightful arcade has quality shopping
A favourite for many whether young or not,
Whether buying something for yourself or someone else I am happy to spend time browsing.

Visited June 2014
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